I’d like to post about my family and my life, but because I’m a heterosexual, cisgender, white girl, I apparently don’t exist according to most of the tumblr posts I’ve seen. >.> Seriously, guys. There’s “equality” and then there’s “immaturity”. Moving over to the other side of the scale is NOT what those that originally fought for your rights wanted. I have no idea if people are joking or if they’re serious when I see posts saying “You can only like [popular thing everyone likes] if you’re gay” and I actually feel a little bit hurt when cis girls are completely cut out of the “girls are [something positive]” posts. Girls are already fighting for positive representation and appreciation and respect, we really don’t need YOU GUYS invalidating us, too!
It’s okay to be cisgender. It’s okay to be heterosexual. It’s okay to be WHITE. And I’m sick and tired of tumblr spreading posts that say otherwise. I’m tired of being indirectly insulted by people making posts like this.
At least put a “heterophobia” or “cisphobia” tag on your posts so I can block them and live my life in peace. I’m tired of feeling like I’m worthless and hated just because I’m white, cisgender, and heterosexual.
And before you send me “Well, this is what we deal with”, I ALREADY KNOW THAT. But tipping the scale all the way the other direction is NOT equality. It is, and I don’t care if you laugh, “reverse racism”.
Stick your “down with cis” crap up where the sun doesn’t reach. I don’t care if you’re joking in these posts, it STILL HURTS.
“(If I were to squeeze in one extra tip,) I would assure young artists that it’s perfectly normal to feel depressed about your own work from time to time. I don’t think you can create really good work without some degree of doubt and anxiety.”
-Shaun Tan, artist, writer, film maker